Crafternoon-To-Go | Daniel Boone Regional Library


Japanese Side-Sewn Journals With Beaded Bookmark

Yay! Autumn is finally here: apple cider, sweatshirts, a crackling fire and fragrant pots of soup. Maybe it is the crisp blue skies which accent some of the most beautiful scenery in nature that nudges my desire to be creative again. Maybe it nudges your creative spirits, too.

In light of all of this “creative nudging,” our fall DIY craft kits include the ingredients to make a personal journal with a beaded bookmark. 

Use this journal to post a picture from a fall walk, save a pressed leaf, write a short story or even record a new soup recipe.  In the kit you will find fall-inspired decorative paper and beads, but feel free to replace or add at will. There will be instructions in the kit, but video demonstrations are available on CreativeBug, one of the library’s free databases. You will need your library card and pin (your birthday in the MMDDYYYY format) to log into this resource. Once you are logged in you can just search for the Japanese book binding class or go here:

The DIY kits will be available while supplies last at all of our branches beginning on October 15. These will be at the second floor reference desk at the Columbia branch and in various locations at the other branches. Check out other journal/book making activities here.

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